What do you call a dense, overly lengthy contract that is loaded with legal jargon and virtually impossible for a nonlawyer to understand? The status quo. For the most part, the contracts used in business are long, poorly structured, and full of unnecessary and incomprehensible language.
– Shawn Burton, General Counsel of GE Aviation’s Business & General Aviation and Integrated Systems businesses writing in the Harvard Business Review
When Analytics drafts a contract or advice you will not find it weighted down by legalistic phrases such as “notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein”, “thereto”, useless boilerplate or that clarity destroying device, “and/or” (is it one or the other?). Legal documents set out our rights and responsibilities. If we cannot understand the documents, we cannot exercise our rights and we cannot take responsibility. At Analytics, we understand this, and we take pride in drafting our legal contracts and advice in plain, easy to understand and precise language.
This is not simply a matter of style. Disputes caused by ambiguity disappear when documents are drafted clearly. Plain English contracts also take less time to negotiate. According to Shawn Burton:
Plain language has saved GE Aviation’s digital-services business significant amounts of time and money. And customers love it. One customer told us: “The contract worked out really nicely; I prefer a more simplistic approach and contracts written in a fashion I can understand.”
And if a lawyer cannot draft advice or a contract in plain English, you should ask yourself if that lawyer really understands what she or he is writing about? Or is she or he simply playing it safe by mindlessly regurgitating something found in a dusty form file?
We provide advice on wide range of commercial issues ranging from mortgages to data protection regulations. We draft and revise contracts on a wide range of matters. Indeed, many of the better advice memorandums and contracts now used by some of the major law firms in Bangkok were first written by lawyers from Analytics (and you are likely paying a substantial mark-up when you engage that firm to “draft” these documents).
For accurate and understandable advice and contracts in Thailand, Analytics is your choice.
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